Oklahoma City 99, Charlotte 82

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 18, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Ford Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #54 Derrick Collins, #48 Scott Foster, # James Williams
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 18 25 22 17 82
Oklahoma City 26 19 29 25 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 28-40 17-16 11-24 L2
Oklahoma City 45-23 24-9 21-14 W6

Recap


Kevin Durant led the way with 25 points and James Harden added 21 off the bench as the Oklahoma City Thunder stretched their winning streak to six with a 99-82 victory over the visiting Charlotte Bobcats on Friday.

Serge Ibaka collected 12 points and 13 rebounds and Russell Westbrook chipped in 18 points and seven assists for the Thunder (45-23), who shot 53 percent and held their fourth straight opponent under 90 points.

Stephen Jackson struggled to 18 points on 5-of-18 shooting as the Bobcats (28-40) fell 1½ games behind the Indiana Pacers (30-39) for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Charlotte crept to within two, 81-79, with 6:50 left before Oklahoma City put its foot down. Westbrook and Durant scored six points apiece as the Thunder assumed control with a 15-0 spurt over the next five minutes.

Boris Diaw with 13 and Dante Cunningham with 10 were the only two besides Jackson to finish in double figures for the Bobcats.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Oklahoma City
Stephen Jackson 18 Scoring Kevin Durant 25
D.J. Augustin 8 Assists Russell Westbrook 7
Kwame Brown 8 Rebounds Serge Ibaka 13
Stephen Jackson 4 Free Throws Made Russell Westbrook 6
Gerald Henderson 2 Steals Kevin Durant 4
Kwame Brown 1 Blocks Serge Ibaka 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 82 44.6 5-17 11-18 17 34 2 6 16
Oklahoma City 99 52.8 7-18 16-22 23 36 9 13 13

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Thunder have a W/L % of .591 after a win and .792 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against San Antonio . The Bobcats have a W/L % of .393 after a win and .425 after a loss.
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